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Why the GOP's ObamaCare replacement plan is such a dud

Monday's new bill quickly earned scorn inside the House, too, with Rep. Justin Amash (R-Mich.) calling it " Obamacare 2.0 ". That subsidy system, based exclusively on incomes, will change in 2020 if the House bill becomes law. The pressure is now clearly on Republicans to deliver their long-promised repeal, and the party seems deeply divided over this new draft measure. At least four Republican senators - all from states that expanded Medicaid under the ACA - have condemned the entitlements ...

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Google Pixel 2 may not feature headphone jack

This is the second Google Pixel 2 related tip that 9To5Google has shared in the past few months, back in January, they had also talked about Google reportedly testing two prototypes of the Google Pixel 2 - one with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 83X chip and the other with an Intel chip.

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Scientists now think Mars may have been covered in water

And in the course of examining them, scientists have noticed the presence of a calcium phosphate mineral known as merrillite. Scientists at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) led an worldwide team which conducted extremely high pressure "shock compression" experiments on the mineral whitlockite, which is rich in hydrogen and which they think existed on Mars before a major impact blasted the material into space.

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Trump signs new extreme vetting order

Though the Ninth Circuit did not rule on that issue , the new executive order says the previous iteration applied to countries where Muslims are a religious minority and "was not motivated by animus toward any religion". airports from targeted countries were detained and sometimes sent back to where they came from. "Extreme vetting will be put in place, and it already is in place in many places", President Trump had said.

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A sign? Baby giraffe head forms in April's bedding

The page has more than 20 million views on YouTube, with well-wishers as far-flung as India and Scotland reaching out to park staff to send April good will. As Dr. Tim made his rounds and examined April, she was clearly having a hormonal day and was not up for the examination. Erin Dietrich , a photographer from Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, streamed herself pacing around her bedroom, wearing a giraffe mask and showing off her 39-week baby bump for nearly eight minutes on Facebook Live.

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Sessions Defends His Testimony About Russian Contacts

But we wouldn't be where we are today: At a moment where the need for Sessions to recuse himself from the Justice Department investigation into the Russian meddling was made abundantly clear (what would Sessions have done, by the way, if the meetings had not been disclosed?).

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Jeff Bezos offers peek at Blue Origin's new rocket engine

The launch industry is hard to break into, given the high costs, big stakes, and well-established competition, so the contract is a huge win for Blue Origin - a relative new kid on the block. The deal between Eutelsat and Blue Origin calls for a launch of a geostationary satellite sometime in 2021 or 2022. The New Glenn rocket will come in two forms - a two-stage and three-stage.

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Vertex Pharmaceuticals (VRTX) Snaps Up Concert's (CNCE) Cystic Fibrosis Drug

Also, the Hold rating count is 0 as of 03/06/17. Stifel Nicolaus decreased their target price on shares of Vertex Pharmaceuticals from $108.00 to $100.00 and set a "buy" rating for the company in a research note on Thursday, January 26th.

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The truth behind Donald Trump's inauguration crowd pictures

Well now, the National Park Service has released dozens of photographs from Mr Trump's inauguration to prove him wrong. These images have been obtained by BuzzFeed News using the Freedom of Information Act, and shared on Flickr . "I turn on one of the networks, and they show an empty field ", he said. I'm like, wait a minute. The pictures draw further doubt on the president's claims that "I had the biggest crowd in the history of inaugural speeches".

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Today Principal Financial Group Inc. Lowers Stake in Xerox Corporation (XRX)

The mean PT is calculated considering the consensus of 5 analysts. Xerox Corporation (NYSE:XRX) last announced its earnings results on Tuesday, January 31st. The total market capitalization remained at $0.58 billion. In the past 5 years, the stock showed growth of -1.35% per annum. The average revenue estimate for the year ending December 2017 is $10.16B by 8 analysts.

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Iraqi forces recapture strategic buildings in western Mosul

Meanwhile, the Ministry of displacement and migration said Sunday that since last Friday, more than 8,000 displaced people arrived from south Mosul to its east to the camps of Al Khazar and Hassan Sham. USA -led coalition airstrikes have helped destroy some of the ISIS defenses, but fighting is still ongoing. More than 40,000 people have been displaced in the last week from Mosul .

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London Bridge station is closed due to a security alert

National Rail warned that train services running to and from London Bridge may be cancelled, delayed or revised, with disruption expected until 4pm. It comes after witnesses described seeing a dark silver Range Rover parked with its hazard lights flashing on London Bridge Street.

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The Nintendo Switch is already a record-breaker

You can check out the loading times and frame rate for yourself in the following videos. However, its user score is significantly lower, with it now clocking in at 7.8. Meanwhile, we'll be hard at work playing games on the new Nintendo Switch and will endeavor to have a separate list ready for the Nintendo Switch within a few months, showcasing the best games of the system so far.

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Zuma congratulates Ghana on its 60th independence anniversary

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, who addressed a parade of 1,220 personnel from the Security Agencies and some basic and secondary schools at the Black Star Square, in Accra, eulogized Ghana's forebears for their contributions to the attainment of independence.

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Republicans unveil plan to repeal, replace Obamacare

However, they have failed to agree on an alternative. Numerous most right-leaning Republicans oppose the bill's refundable tax credits to help people afford insurance. This raised doubts about the legislation's journey through the upper chamber. The 66-page proposal Monday offers a more conservative approach to USA healthcare but does not yet detail specific elements - such as what the program would cost or how many Americans it could cover.

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Nintendo Switch Game Console Off To Smooth Start

Shares in Nintendo jumped following the worldwide launch of its Switch console as fans queued up for a device whose success hinges on whether home consoles can thrive in the mobile gaming era. You can also transform the Joy-Cons into a more traditional game controller by sliding them into a wireless grip accessory, which is included. It's hardly the ideal start for life in the wild for the Switch, and it's not exactly the flawless solution to have to potentially turn off other wireless ...

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Apple iPad Pro 2 Specs, Release date, Rumors

The iPad Pro 2 is expected to feature a new A10X chipset - an improvement over the A10 one found in the previous version of the tablet. The iPad Pro 2 is coming, that much is sure. In spite of that, Apple's current iPad Pro model has struck gold for the tech company, as the tablet computer rack up superb ratings from tech enthusiasts.

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'Marvel's Iron Fist' spoilers: Showrunner explains absence of Iron Fist's costume

However, there has certainly been some backlash to him playing Danny Rand (who is canonically white in the Iron Fist comics) when the character, who leans heavily on Asian influences, could have instead been played by a person of Asian descent.

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Virat Kohli lays into Steve Smith and Australia following second Test incident

I pointed it out to the umpires. that's why I was adamant. Asked if he was accusing the Australian team of cheating, Kohli retorted, "I have not said that either but I would never do something like that on the cricket field". "I don't want to say more on that, the videos are out there for everyone to see and it was getting repetitive and that's why the umpires knew that it might happen again".

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NASA discovers seven new Earth-like planets nearby

For example, the planets' tight orbits around their star have probably caused the planets to be tidally locked with their star, meaning each completes one rotation on its axis per revolution around its star. TESS is expected to survey about 200,000 stars during its two-year mission, and haul in thousands of new exoplanet discoveries. Their search brought them to one star in particular-at the time named 2MASS J23062928-0502285-which was a dim red dwarf star.

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Best stocks of the day: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (AMD)

Zacks Investment Research upgraded Advanced Micro Devices from a hold rating to a buy rating and set a $12.00 price target for the company in a report on Tuesday, December 20th. If you are accessing this news story on another site, it was copied illegally and republished in violation of US and global copyright and trademark law.

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Porsche 911 GT3 gets 500-hp 4.0-liter engine, six-speed manual

Capable of reaching 60mph in 3.2 seconds when paired with the dual-clutch gearbox and launch control, the 911 GT3 is marginally slower when coupled with the six-speed manual, with the sprint to 60mph taking 3.8 seconds. With the PDK equipped, the auto weighs 1,430 kg, and goes from zero to 100 km/h in just 3.4 seconds - 0.1 seconds faster than the outgoing model - before hitting a top speed of 318 km/h.

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Geneva Motor Show 2017: India-bound new Volvo XC60 SUV revealed

Autoblog.nl has published what it says is a leaked image of the new XC60 from side on. Volvo has stayed true to the XC60's design heritage, but from every angle it now looks more modern and precise. Volvo Cars will also be launching this auto in India in both petrol and diesel engines. By the way, Volvo is giving the XC60 the full powertrain treatment just like on the XC90, including the T8 Twin Engine setup - featuring a turbocharged and supercharged 2.0-liter engine mated to an electric ...

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Facebook is still failing to remove images of child exploitation, investigation reveals

Facebook is facing mounting criticism for failing to punish users caught discussing and sharing sexual images of children on its platform and - when confronted on the issue - for reporting the journalists who found such content to the United Kingdom police.

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What's Affecting Oil Prices This Week?

Oil prices slipped on Monday, wiping out some of the previous session's gains, as lower growth targets in China and concerns over Russia's compliance with a global deal to cut oil output sparked renewed worries over a crude oil supply glut.

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Ben Carson Called Slaves "Immigrants" With a Dream

After the former Republican presidential candidate suggested slaves were basically hardworking immigrants , Samuel took to Twitter to slam him. Carson's remarks were met on Twitter with shock, anger and ridicule given the fact that slaves were brought to the USA against their will, not as immigrants in search of a better life.

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Majority of Americans want independent probe into Trump-Russia ties, poll finds

Yet the Republicans in Congress are not reacting with the outrage that they should. The Associated Press reported Thursday that White House adviser and Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner and former national security adviser Michael Flynn had met with Kislyak in December.

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UK Game Charts: Horizon Zero Dawn Beats Zelda Breath of the Wild

Also in the UK, GamesIndustry.Biz estimates 80,000 opening weekend sales of the Switch itself, around double of its Wii U predecessor, though about a third of the PlayStation 4's equivalent 250,000 units and just over half of the Xbox One's 150,000 unit launch weekend sales.

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Verratti wants Champions League trophy with PSG

They have players who are used to playing very tough games and are able to overcome the result. "For them it was the flawless game and for Barca, it was the opposite". "I've naturally been thinking about it for a long time", he said. "He is a player I would love to see at Barcelona ". "If the stars align we can turn that game around", Enrique added as he announced his decision last week.

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NASA proposes magnetic shield to make Mars habitable

Presenting their ideas about future, NASA team informed, "A greatly enhanced Martian atmosphere, in both pressure and temperature, that would be enough to allow significant surface liquid water would also have a number of benefits for science and human exploration in the 2040s and beyond".

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Here's how to avoid breaking your shiny new Nintendo Switch

Despite all this cons this news is a treat for the Nintendo Switch owners because now if they want they can use these controllers to play PC games and not use or buy a different controller unless they absolutely need it. A Reddit thread about the problem already has over 2,300 comments so perhaps consumer pressure will once again make Nintendo change their minds.

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Reince Priebus, Not Notoriously Erratic Boss, Blamed for White House Chaos

Several aides expressed unhappiness with the daily 8 a.m. senior staff meeting that he runs out of his office. Some staffers roll their eyes as Priebus reiterates the need for them to not leak to the press, or as he stresses that if they want to talk to the president they need to go through him or one of his lieutenants, Katie Walsh.

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Nintendo Switch - Before You Buy

The Switch's big innovation is its versatility, Kotaku said in its review, calling it the Swiss Army Knife of video game players. We also have no way of knowing - yet - how the console is doing locally. That's obviously not good, so Nintendo has come up with a list of suggestions to help those experiencing issues out. It may cost over R5 000, it may only have a handful of launch titles and there are issues with its controllers, but none of that has stopped the Nintendo Switch ...

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Sonos Expands Home Theater Speaker Lineup With Playbase

Like the Playbar before it, the Playbase is built specifically to be used with TVs. 70 per cent of TVs are sitting on furniture, not mounted to the wall, Sonos says. One of the big messages that Sonos appears to be trying to push, given how much it was emphasised, was that though its hardware is eye-wateringly expensive if you're on a modest income, it's worth the investment as it will actually get better over time: Software updates will unlock new functionality and the team at Sonos will ...

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South Korean Manufacturers in Stalemate in China

South Korea is preparing to take worldwide legal action against Beijing, according to a government statement Sunday - after a series of Chinese moves apparently aimed at dissuading Seoul from deploying an American anti-missile system, THAAD (Terminal High Altitude Area Defense).


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